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  1. NASA Has a Free Pack of Official Mission Sound Clip Ringtones to Make Your Phone Less Boring

    Your phone is go for liftoff.

    I was a firm believer that my phone should never ever make any sounds in favor of vibration-only right up until the very second I discovered that NASA has a repository of short sound clips from their space missions in both mp3 and iPhone ringtone formats. Hey, maybe the short reminders of humanity's proudest achievements will put me in a good enough mood to actually answer my phone.

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  2. New App Uses Smartphone Cameras To Connect Blind Users to Sighted Volunteers

    Imagine this: you are blind and you're trying to cook marinara sauce alone in your apartment. You have two cans in your kitchen cabinet, and you know one is crushed tomatoes—but the other is pie filling, which would taste terrible on pasta. Normally this would be a huge annoyance, but with Be My Eyes, all you have to do point your cellphone camera at the cans and somebody will tell you whether it's the one on the left or right. Problem solved!

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  3. Walgreens Makes Period-Tracking App Since Apple Didn’t Bother

    You know how Apple's Health app can give you your "whole health picture" except it refuses to track your period, because ewww cooties??? Fortunately for those of us who menstruate, Walgreens and Glow - a data science company for women's reproductive health and education - have partnered to create an app that can help you track your sadface days and refill your birth control prescription.

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  4. Separation From Your Phone Can Actually Hinder Your Mental Capabilities, Study Finds

    Get rid of one little piece of technology, and everyone loses their minds!

    A recent study showed that test subjects' cognitive functions became impaired when they were separated from their phones. And no, not just because they were unable to Google the solutions to their test puzzles.

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  5. The Princess Bride Is Now a Mobile Game as You Wish(ed)

    This means exactly what you think it means.

    Nearly 30 years after the fact, you might have thought a Princess Bride mobile game was inconceivable. Your hopes for such a thing were probably mostly dead. And yet, against all odds, that's what bwings us togevva today.

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  6. These Price Is Right Contestants Guess the iPhone Is Way More Overpriced Than It Is

    Wow, AT&T must be taking these people for a ride.

    Maybe they thought the question was, "How much could Apple probably charge devotees for an iPhone?"

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  7. Apple’s New Health App Tracks Everything But Your Period

    If only an app a day kept cramps away.

    This Monday at the World Wide Developer's Conference, Apple's Craig Federighi introduced a brand new app for iOS 8 that, by its own marketing copy, purports to offer "your whole health picture" at a single glance. And yet it's missing a very popular health app function among half its potential user base: a period tracker.

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  8. There’s an iPhone NES/SNES Emulator on the App Store If You Can Get to It Before Apple Does

    Sneaky emulator apps: The best holiday tradition of them all.

    While we're waiting for Nintendo to officially get on board with offering old games on smartphones and making piles and piles of money, sneaky apps continue to pop up on Apple's app store with hidden emulation functionality. If you're quick, you can grab an NES/SNES emulator right now without needing to jailbreak your phone.

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  9. Samsung Proves Its Robot Butts Are Better Than Apple’s in Hilarious Phone Bend Test Demonstration

    Samsung has phone bending down. They're well on their way to avatar status.

    If you want to test whether or not being sat on by puny, inferior human butts will bend today's giant smartphones, you're going to need a robot butt. Apple and Samsung both have custom robutts that tirelessly, mercilessly test countless smartphones by getting all butt-dial on them, and it looks like Samsung has the better butt.

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  10. Gullible People Are Microwaving Their iPhones Because of a Twitter Prank, Don’t Try This at Home

    Next year it'll be kinetic energy charging that powers it by throwing.

    As advertised, using the new "Wave" technology in iOS 8 will quickly fill your phone's battery—with fire, smoke, and explosions, that is. But that hasn't stopped wide-eyed Internet users for falling for the expensive prank.

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  11. Things We Saw Today: Ellie, Riley, and Their Halloween Masks

    Welcome to Spooky Town.

    Achievement unlocked: BFFs.

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  12. Infographic of “New” iPhone 6 Features Welcomes Apple to 2012

    They're all gonna laugh at you!

    You know what the best thing about smartphones is? That's right: poking fun at people who own a different brand of smartphone! (Note: That is actually the worst thing about smartphones.)

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  13. Apple’s iPhone 6 and iWatch Event: The Mary Sue Liveblog at 1PM EDT

    If you're at work or school or some other dumb place where you can't appropriately watch a live tech announcement (funeral? The birth of your child?), you can keep up with our liveblog of Apple's iPhone 6 announcement today, where they are also expected to debut their wearable "iWatch" companion.

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  14. You Can Get an iPhone 5c for Practically Free or a Cheap 5s at Walmart Right Now

    No, this is not a spam email. I promise.

    It looks like Walmart is getting a jump on selling older models of the iPhone for cheap when the iPhone 6 hits, and they're not messing around.

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  15. Nessie Lives! Loch Ness “Monster” Pictures Taken By Apple Maps

    I always thought she'd be more of a Samsung girl, myself.

    Exciting news for "Nessie" enthusiasts: the plesiosaur (be she myth or be she monster) apparently lives! "Credible" images of the elusive beast have been taken for the first time in a year and a half, but you might need to be a Mac fan to find her.

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  16. Get Your First Glimpse at What the Bigger iPhone Screens Will Probably Look Like

    And it only took them seven years!

    Everybody and their grandmother complained that the iPhone's screen didn't get any bigger between the 5 and 5s when the latter was released. Well, you can all hakuna your collective matatas, friends. If these photos are any indication, your wish will soon be granted.

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  17. Five Bookish iPhone Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

    Run, Lola Lizzie, Run

    I play a lot of iPhone games. Sometimes, too many. I’m frequently kept up at night, filled with turmoil and wrestling with what game I should delete to make room on my iPhone for important things and… OMG. There’s a new Final Fantasy game out?! It takes up 1.2GB of space? WHAT DO I DO?!

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  18. Samsung Doubles Down on Apple Attack Ads by Mocking the iPad Air “Pencil Commercial”

    I can't wait for the pencil industry's responding attack!

    Samsung released a second attack ad on Apple today, this time mocking their memorable "Pencil Commercial" for the iPad Air. Like the Note 3 vs. iPhone 5S commercial we saw earlier, this one is all about size. This time they're comparing the thinness of the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 to the iPad Air. Samsung seems really, Really focused on size lately.

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  19. Phones With Flappy Bird Installed On Them Are Selling For Thousands of Dollars

    What a time to be alive.

    Want to experience the magic and/or monotonous frustration that is Flappy Bird? Well, too bad. The creator of the game recently took the app down from both the iTunes store and Google Play, so if you don't already have it downloaded on your phone, you're out of luck. Unless, of course, you would like to buy a new one off of eBay for a couple grand.

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  20. Apple Has Heard Your Cries, Bigger iPhones Are on the Way!

    Size matters, Apple.

    The iPhone 5S had a lot of great features and impressive specs... that screen, though. Four inches is wimpy compared to Apple's competitors, but while the competition grew, it seemed Apple was in no rush to follow suit—until now. They're reportedly getting ready to drop two newer, larger iPhones.

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